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    Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why...

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    • Gayle Montgomery

      April 12, 1942: Actress Irene Rich leads 4,000 citizens in salute to the flag during program at the Hollywood Bowl. The 4,000 – including several Hollywood celebrities – were sworn in as air-raid wardens, fire watchers, messengers and auxiliary policemen. The flag salute, as shown in this image, was replaced by the hand-over-heart method. Credit: Los Angeles Times

    • Beth Cox

      Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag, the 'Bellamy salute'. It was amended to the hand over heart method. I did not know this.

    • K G

      Pinner before: Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why...

    • Barbara Smith

      April 12, 1942: Actress Irene Rich leads 4,000 citizens in salute to the flag during program at the Hollywood Bowl. The flag salute, as shown in this image, was replaced by the hand-over-heart method. [for obvious reasons] Credit: Los Angeles Times

    • Kathy Golden

      Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why... Is this really true? Don't remember my parents ever saying anything about this!

    • Kelly Rittenbach

      Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why... I didn't know this! Interesting!

    • L Drøya

      Bellamy Salute -- Americans salute the flag of the United States. This practice was widespread and virtually universal in America's public school systems for fifty years. Congress amended the Flag Code on 22 December 1942, then buried the salute, omitted it from official reference and practically banned it from history books. Francis Bellamy (1855–1931), a socialist, was hired by a flag company in 1892 to write a 'pledge' to the American flag, a marketing campaign.

    • bea me me smyth

      Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why... LETS NEVER LET AMERICA FORGET EITHER. IN FACT IN WAR TERRORIST USA BEATING GERMA Y BY A MILE. PALASTINIANS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO MONETISE SLAUGHTER OF THEIR FAMILY. SET UP A DEATH CAMP USE BUILT TO GAIN A STATE OF ISRAEL. EXHAILED AS BLACK ETHNICITY AND RETURED A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ETHNIC ORIGIN. JOIN LOST TRIBES.OF ISRAEL . OK BIT PALER.. DO U THINK GOD WILL SPOT IT?

    • junji moriyasu

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